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Francis Howell picks Hazelwood Central’s Chojnacki to lead Vikings football program

Francis Howell athletic director Sean Erwin announced today (April 20) that Hazelwood Central varsity football coach Brent Chojnacki has accepted and has been hired as the Vikings new head football coach. His hiring was approved at the district board meeting on Thursday night (April 19). Chojnacki, 30, coached the 2017 season at Hazelwood Central and has coached at the school the past six seasons. Erwin said that Chojnacki was picked from several dozen candidates that applied for the job, and that his background as an offensive coordinator and assistant head coach made him a strong candidate that stood out among ...

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Weather, Pattonville doom Fort Zumwalt North in Class 5 semifinals

Fort Zumwalt North managed to control everything in their first 12 games as they won each week this fall. Saturday at Pattonville was out of their control nearly from the start. Despite scoring the first touchdown, the Panthers could not handle the windy, rainy/cold conditions, a physical Pattonville defense, and the Pirates run game powered by speedy, shifty senior running back David Elllison, Jr.. All of that left the Panthers one game short of their goal of returning to the Class 5 championship game, as Zumwalt North bowed to Pattonville 26-7 Saturday in a Class 5 semifinal at Pattonville High ...

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Defense, Vaughn help Fort Zumwalt North stop Timberland for district championship

  A fast-paced, run-oriented offense gets the headlines these days for the Fort Zumwalt North football team. But the Panthers also have a pretty good defense as well. Fort Zumwalt North’s defense showed its muscle against Timberland. The Panthers “D” shut out Timberland for over three quarters and the offense did just enough as Zumwalt North defeated the Wolves 24-7 on Friday night for the Class 5, District 3 championship at Fort Zumwalt North High School. Fort Zumwalt North (11-0), which won it’s 11th straight game will host Lebanon in a Class 5 quarterfinal next Saturday at 1 p.m. It ...

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Foster, Hawkins vault Parkway North past St. Dominic in district opener

Cameron Foster made it happen for the Parkway North football team with his arm and Jason Hawkins did his thing in the receiving and return game. Foster threw for three touchdowns and Hawkins scored four touchdowns, three of them on pass receptions as the Vikings snapped a two-game losing streak with a convincing 47-11 win over St. Dominic in the Class 4, District 3 opener at Parkway North High School on Friday. It was an ideal way start to the postseason, as North scored twice in the first quarter and added 21 second quarter points to roll to a 33-3 ...

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Francis Howell/San Diego State product Munson achieves dream with rookie debut for New York Giants

The journey from undrafted free agent to making the 53-man roster has been nothing short of an amazing experience for former St. Charles area football star Calvin Munson. Munson, a 6-1, 241-pound former Francis Howell and San Diego State linebacker, recently made the New Giants 53-man roster and is getting the chance to live out a dream he has had since he was youngster. “It feels good and I’m definitely blessed to be with the Giants and just have the opportunity to go out there, compete and yeah, it’s been a lot of fun,” Munson said. Making the final 53-man ...

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